Thursday, January 31, 2013
I saw a cute challenge over at that wonderful Moxie Fab blog :-) - Make an itty bitty card. How could one resist? Really - I had making some wee Valentines for my sister's kids (2 boys and a girl) on the brain. So here's what I came up with - sized at 3x3". I gotta say it's a wee little space but was quite fun. My little cards are quite simple to look at but in true tracyfp form - i made it a tad more complicated LOL
I used Papertrey Ink's Framed Out #11 die for the heart cut out in the center of the card. Also from PTI is the gingham patterned paper (Aqua Mist and Pure Poppy) and that XO border die is also from Papertrey. The little birdie is from a long retired set from StampinUp! called Cute Critters. I am sure I have another bird stamp but this one seemed perfect (and age appropriate)- as these cards will be making their way across the country (just like a bird would ;-)) to my sweet niece and nephews.
I did adhere some acetate in those little heart windows (primarily to hold in that inserted heart of a different color). I used some Copics to color in that cute little bird. And that is that.Totally cute and fun and I'm happy I played along with that challenge. Maybe you should too? Yes - you should!
Have a good one!
Friday, January 25, 2013
I had to do a little thinking on that one. So I looked around for a little inspiration and found some via the crack that is Pinterest. I like the color combo of blue (aqua), green and black with a little white thrown in - so here's what I came up with. I ended up backing the whole thing up in more aqua which seemed to make it pop a bit more. I used a PTI Impression Plate on the black background - its subtle but it's nice :-)
I'm kinda chuckling to myself here - I'm making flowery cards while the snow is coming down outside. Ah well... Have a good one!
Stamps: Papertrey Ink Heart-2-Heart #7, Turning a New Leaf, Happy for You,
Dies: Heart-2-Heart #7, Turning a New Leaf, Linen & Canvas Impression Plate
Cardstock: PTI Spring Moss, Aqua Mist, Hawaiian Shores, Stampers Select White
Ink: PTI Spring Moss; StampinUp Tempting Turquoise & Taken with Teal; Versamark
Other: White Embossing Powder
Wednesday, January 23, 2013
That's all for today kids!
Stamps: PTI We Go Together
Dies: PTI Turning a New Leaf; PTI Limitless Layers 2-1/4" Ovals
Tuesday, January 22, 2013
have a wonderful day!
Stamps: PTI Funky Florals; Button Up; Fillable Frames Sentiments
Dies: PTI Notched Flower, Fillable Frames #9, Buttoned Up 1
Other: White Embossing Powder; Versamark; Bella Corda Jewelry Cord
Sunday, January 20, 2013
A note or two on the card: I used so patterned paper from my stash and the rest is all from Papertrey Ink. I love the Notched flowers dies and one of my Christmas presents was the Turning a New Leaf stamp set along with the dies. I am in a little bit of love with that set of dies. I also used the Double ended banner die. Because the sentiment I'd chosen will not fit on a single banner (I am secretly wishing for a double ended banner die that will accommodate those Think Big Favorites sentiments) I decided to get a little creative. I stamped the "hello" portion of the sentiment on the green banner. Then I masked off the "hello" and stamped the "just a note" on the white banner - and put them both together - staggering them just a bit to add a little interest.
Saturday, January 12, 2013
I kept it kind of simple. I used PTI stamps and dies and some Chatterbox (yes I still have more - probably cos I've hoarded it all these years) paper I really loved. Then I finished it off with a bit of ribbon and stitching.
That's all for today - have a good one.
Tuesday, January 08, 2013
Quick post to show you a card I made for my sister's 9 year old - it's his birthday today! I had some scraps of some great birthday boy paper - I wish I could remember who made it (it's an oldie - but a goodie! I think it might have been American Crafts?) I die cut the 9 using PTI's By the Numbers dies. I also diecut a bunch of the Loop De Loop die using different cardstock colors to match the paper - don't those Loop De Loops look like streamers? Alrighty... that's all for today! Have a good one!